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Manny Diaz Encouraged by Miami’s Quarterbacks Following Second Scrimmage

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Miami’s quarterbacks have improved well since their first scrimmage, according to head coach Manny Diaz.

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It was a rough start for the position group, with Dan Enos stating his quarterbacks are “Not near where we need to be, not near that championship level.” It warranted many questions surrounding the starting quarterback race, as Enos’ statement applied to all candidates for the job.

Fast forward to Miami’s second scrimmage, and things are finally starting to gel for the ‘Canes.

In an interview on WQAM following the second scrimmage, Diaz said that the quarterbacks know “where to go with the ball,” a promising sign.

Not all of Miami’s quarterbacks performed well, however, as Tate Martell completed just 4 of 11 passes. While he made national headlines earlier in 2019, N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams have been putting up consistent numbers this spring. Despite the struggles and triumphs, Dan Enos recently stated that the starter won’t be decided until fall, keeping the door wide open for Martell and company.

It seems that Martell rebounded well though, impressing in practice on Tuesday morning.

“What was pleasing to us is from where we were a week ago, it was night and day,” Diaz also stated on WQAM. “I think offensively we all made a big stride going forward. I just thought the quarterback play was much more poised…”

With how critical Enos was of the quarterbacks when spring camp first started, it’s exciting to hear more positive things about them now. As we know, passing efficiency will play a major role in Miami’s offensive success in 2019 — hopefully, they can reach the same level of talent and skill that the receivers and tight ends possess on Miami’s roster.